Meema Spadola
Offers virtual services
Brooklyn, New York
18 years of experience
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About me

I am a DONA (Doulas of North America) trained and certified postpartum doula (since 2006), a Certified Lactation Counselor (since 2010) and am also certified in infant CPR. The New York Times described me as “a modern Mary Poppins: a combination friend, teacher and spirit guide…” In addition to supporting families in person and virtually, I teach private lactation, pumping, back to work, weaning and newborn care classes. I enjoy working with nursing parents, demonstrating infant massage and “baby wearing,” and supporting parents who are struggling with postpartum mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. I regularly pursue continuing education opportunities and am always deepening my knowledge about newborn care, lactation support and postpartum parents. I've been lucky to work with a diverse range of families, including single, adoptive, and LGBTQ+ parents. I am the proud mother of a son born in July 2007 and I live with my family in Kensington/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. (NOTE: I do NOT provide info about trying to conceive or childbirth education/birth prep.)


BA, Sarah Lawrence College (1992)

Certification and training

Post Partum Doula, DONA (2006)

Certified Lactation Counselor, Health Children (2010)

Adoption Babywearing Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Mood Disorders Multiples Newborn Care Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Parenting Support Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc)


Service introduction

As a postpartum doula, I provide non-medical physical and emotional support; evidence-based information about newborns and postpartum parents; and household assistance after the birth of your baby. I will: help you with self-care recovery measures; offer support and information about infant feeding (nursing and/or bottle) and pumping; give information and support on postpartum self-care and baby care; prepare meals and offer household assistance, including grocery shopping and light household chores. As a lactation counselor, I work to help parents meet their goals, whether exclusive nursing, pumping or a combination.

In-Home Postpartum Support
I offer in-home visits (minimum of 3 hours) and virtual visits (minimum of 1 hour) @ $75/hour
USD Per hour